Robert Parker 99
The best wine so far (although I suspect the 2015 may ultimately enter the picture as well) is the nearly perfect 2013 Promontory Estate. It is simply richer and fuller, with greater integration of tannin, and tastes spectacular. With an opaque, dense purple color and notes of graphite, wet rocks, blackberry and blueberry fruit, some charcoal, and again, loads of spice and loamy soil nuances, the wine has great intensity, a full-bodied texture, and finely grained, sweet tannin. This is a stunner and again, accessible, but its best days are probably a good decade away, as this could very well turn out to be a 40- to 50-year wine.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2066
Much deeper crimson than the 2012. More suave and liquorice-like on the nose. Very different texture from the 2012. Smoother tannins and a bit less wild. Some of that grainy graphite underneath. More drought effect. More concentrated fruit.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2030